scornfully


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scorn

 (skôrn)
n.
1.
a. Contempt or disdain felt toward a person or object considered despicable or unworthy: viewed his rivals with scorn.
b. The expression of such an attitude in behavior or speech; derision: heaped scorn upon his rivals.
c. The state of being despised or dishonored: held in scorn by his rivals.
2. Archaic One spoken of or treated with contempt.
tr.v. scorned, scorn·ing, scorns
1. To consider or treat as contemptible or unworthy: an artist who was scorned by conservative critics.
2. To reject or refuse with derision: scorned their offer of help. See Synonyms at despise.
3. To consider or reject (doing something) as beneath one's dignity: "She disapproved so heartily of Flora's plan that she would have scorned to assist in the concoction of a single oily sentence" (Stella Gibbons).

[Middle English, from Old French escarn, of Germanic origin.]

scorn′er n.
scorn′ful adj.
scorn′ful·ly adv.
scorn′ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.scornfully - without respect; in a disdainful manner; "she spoke of him contemptuously"

scornfully

adverb contemptuously, with contempt, dismissively, disdainfully, with disdain, scathingly, witheringly, with a sneer, slightingly, with lip curled 'I don't think so,' he said scornfully.
Translations
باحْتِقار، باسْتِخْفاف، بازْدِراء
opovržlivě
hånligt
meî fyrirlitningu
küçümseyerek

scornfully

[ˈskɔːnfəlɪ] ADVdesdeñosamente, con desprecio

scornfully

[ˈskɔːrnfəli] adv (= contemptuously) → avec mépris

scornfully

advverächtlich; laugh alsospöttisch, höhnisch

scornfully

[ˈskɔːnfəlɪ] advsprezzantemente, in modo sprezzante

scorn

(skoːn) noun
contempt or disgust. He looked at my drawing with scorn.
verb
to show contempt for; to despise. They scorned my suggestion.
ˈscornful adjective
1. feeling or showing scorn. a scornful expression/remark.
2. making scornful remarks. He was rather scornful about your book.
ˈscornfully adverb
ˈscornfulness noun
References in classic literature ?
They are mine,' answered the Dragon scornfully, 'for I shall only give them one riddle which they will never be able to guess.
As they narrated to each other their unholy adventures, their tales of terror told in words of mirth; as their uncivilized laughter forked upwards out of them, like the flames from the furnace; as to and fro, in their front, the harpooneers wildly gesticulated with their huge pronged forks and dippers; as the wind howled on, and the sea leaped, and the ship groaned and dived, and yet steadfastly shot her red hell further and further into the blackness of the sea and the night, and scornfully champed the white bone in her mouth, and viciously spat round her on all sides; then the rushing Pequod, freighted with savages, and laden with fire, and burning a corpse, and plunging into that blackness of darkness, seemed the material counterpart of her monomaniac commander's soul.
The girl stopped and looked him scornfully in the face:
I apologized; but he continued scornfully, "Since you are impervious to argument, you shall hear with your ears how by means of my two voices I reveal my shape to my Wives, who are at this moment six thousand miles seventy yards two feet eight inches away, the one to the North, the other to the South.
The Army is old and feeble," replied General Jinjur, scornfully.
Trent laughed outright, half scornfully, half in amusement.
We have had enough of this tomfoolery," he said scornfully.
Of course," added Miss Cornelia scornfully, "it wasn't one of those freak resemblances you read of in novels where two people are so much alike that they can fill each other's places and their nearest and dearest can't tell between them.
Blifil scornfully rejected his hand; and with much indignation answered, "It was little to be wondered at, if tragical spectacles made no impression on the blind; but, for his part, he had the misfortune to know who his parents were, and consequently must be affected with their loss.
O Zarathustra," it whispered scornfully, syllable by syllable, "thou stone of wisdom
Establishment opinion-makers, who scornfully rejected the pertinence of social class, have contributed to a political environment in which class politics was never more pertinent, toxic, and less discussed